American Furniture: The Federal Period, 1788-1825 (Used)
Long known to connoisseurs for its beauty and distinction, American furniture of the Federal period attracted wordwide attention with the refurnishing of the White House in Washington. The Chairman of the White House committee for this purpose was Mr. Henry Francis du Pont, whose incomparable Winterthur collection is described and illustrated in this book. Includes:
- Illustrations of 491 pieces with complete descriptions
- 127 illustrations of inlays in full color
- Charts showing regional use of 15 native woods
- 46 cabinetmakers' labels and 39 furniture details for regional identification
- And, much more!
Here is not only an encyclopedia of American furniture of the Federal period but a mine of information for everyone interested in the social and cultural history of the formative years of the United States.
A Winterthur Book by Charles F. Montgomery. Foreword by Henry Francis du Pont; 1978, First Edition
Natural wear of the dustjacket, but book and pages are in great condition. The image shown is used to show book cover; actual cover in much better condition.
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